Seagate named as CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree

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has announced that it has been

named as International CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering

Awards Honoree for its FreeAgent GoFlex family of external hard

drives and the Momentus XT solid state hybrid laptop hard drive.

Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a

preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and

members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in

cutting edge consumer electronics products across 35 product


The GoFlex storage system includes

easy, plug-and-play portable and desktop drives, with an array of

interchangeable cables and desktop adapters that deliver ultimate

flexibility in how people collect, protect, share and enjoy their

digital memories. In addition to various cable adapters, GoFlex

drives work with accessories such as the GoFlex Net media sharing

device and the GoFlex TV HD media player, that provide the

flexibility to enjoy content on a TV, a network, using a mobile

device, or via the Internet. Additionally, each GoFlex drive includes

technology that enables storage and access of files from both Windows

and Mac computers. With capacities ranging from 320GB to 3TB, GoFlex

ultra-portable and desktop drives group high-capacity, adaptability

and ease-of-use with all the backup and protection people have come

to expect from Seagate.

The Momentus XT drive is the world's

fastest 2.5-inch laptop PC hard drive, combining SSD-like performance

with the massive capacity and much lower cost of HDDs. The Momentus

XT drive features Adaptive Memory technology-a groundbreaking new

technology from Seagate that learns and optimizes the drive's

performance to each user by moving frequently used information into

the flash memory for faster access. The Momentus XT solid state

hybrid drive boots up to 100 percent faster than traditional 5400RPM

drives, the mainstream spin speed for laptop PCs, and sets new

benchmarks for real-world system performance for laptops and gaming

systems. The drive is available in capacities of up to 500GB. The

prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards have been

recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since

1976. It is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA),

the producer of the International CES.